It's hot - damned hot!

About 43C or 110F. I need to go back to Yorkshire. The prospect of living out my old age (and even middle age) in this sort of weather is getting too awful to contemplate. Australia has many things going for it but its weather isn't one of them.

Merry Christmas

Best wishes to you all, or at least to all of you who still bother checking lj. It is now Christmas afternoon. Food has been barbecued and eaten. Sarah has beaten us in Cludeo and I have played The Pogues. Just need a glass of wine to finish me off.

Merry Christmas.

I need to vent

This is really silly of me but I have had to stop reading Kazuro Isiguro's book "The Buried Giant" because of the mention of rabbits. Rabbits are not native to the UK and were introduced by the Normans (and I wish they hadn't) for hunting purposes. So a book about England in the Dark Ages (even a fantastical one) shouldn't have rabbits. I know this book has many elements of fantasy but I can take ogres but not rabbits. Yes I'm being unreasonable but the rabbits have stopped me reading the book.

Now I'll have to explain to the friend who gave me the book what my problem is and I think I might come across as a bit narrow-minded and intolerant.

Happy Birthday Ros (a day late)!

I am being very sneaky because I only remembered because St Margarets posted early. I have it bookmarked in my brain as the anniversary of the Battle of Culloden but that falls through because I have no reason to commemorate Culloden. I hope you had a lovely day.